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Enjoy this history of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Massachusetts from 1849 to 2014. To enlarge any of the images, just click on them. In anticipation of the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Sisters arrival in New England in 2024, enjoy this expanded narrative history of the Sisters’ missions in New England and beyond.

These links below on the history of St. Julie Billiart and the Sisters of Notre Dame are available online through the efforts of the Internet Archive.

The educational ideals of Blessed Julie Billiart, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (1922).

The life of Blessed Julie Billiard, Foundress of the Institute of Sisters of Notre Dame (1909).

Life of the Venerable Servant of God Julie Billiart: Foundress and First Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame (1898).

Vie de la mère Julie Billiart, fondatrice de L’Institut des soeurs de Notre Dame de Namur, 1751-1816 (1881).


  1. Any Records Available for Sister Marilyn Carromm? Last Principal of Holy Rosary Grammer School in Lawrence, MA

    Perhaps her Orbitz

  2. Looking to locate SND sisters from St. Mary Cambridge Ma. Also a cousin
    Sr.Henen Julia SND. 1948 to 1960

  3. when did St Mary’s High School in Cambridge close?

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